The Gongkai Galapagos

  • 'The Gongkai Galapagos', 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellow Joseph Grima
  • 'The Gongkai Galapagos', 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellow Joseph Grima
  • 'The Gongkai Galapagos', 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellow Joseph Grima
  • 'The Gongkai Galapagos', 2016 M+/ Design Trust Fellow Joseph Grima
  • 2016 M+ / Design Trust Fellow Joseph Grima shares his research result in a public talk.
  • M+ / Design Trust Fellow 2016 Joseph Grima shares his research result in a public talk.

2016  M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow Joseph Grima, the noted Genoa-based architect, writer and researcher builds on his well-known work in the area of open-source, collaborative, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design by examining the contemporary design ecosystems of Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. In a region where innovation and iteration occur at a speed inconceivable elsewhere, Grima will look at how this ‘Open Design Archipelago’ offers a tangible expression of a new paradigm of design, where the acts of design and production frequently coincide and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.

2016  M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow Joseph Grima, the noted Genoa-based architect, writer and researcher builds on his well-known work in the area of open-source, collaborative, decentralised, and non-hierarchical design by examining the contemporary design ecosystems of Shenzhen and the Pearl River Delta. In a region where innovation and iteration occur at a speed inconceivable elsewhere, Grima will look at how this ‘Open Design Archipelago’ offers a tangible expression of a new paradigm of design, where the acts of design and production frequently coincide and Western notions of intellectual property and copyright do not necessarily apply.

The M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship programme consists of two separate fellowships investigating issues related to architecture and design. One supports research projects focused on Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area in an Asian or global context, and the second supports research projects related to Asia more broadly, closely in line with the curatorial position of M+, the Hong Kong museum dedicated to visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Past fellows include: Ling Fan (2015).

More details about M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship here

M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Public Talk

Date: 4 March 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 4pm – 6 pm

Venue: MakerHive, 10/F, Cheung Hing Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Speakers:

Joseph Grima (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellow 2016)

Juliana Kei & Daniel Cooper (M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows 2016)

Moderators:

Aric Chen (Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+)

Shirley Surya (Associate Curator, Designer and Architecture, M+)

Organised by M+ and in collaboration with Design Trust

More details about M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship 2016 Public Talk here

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M+ / Design Trust Research Fellowship

2016
Fellow: Joseph Grima

Joseph Grima is an architect, writer, and researcher based in Genoa, Italy. He is a partner at Space Caviar, a design research office operating at the intersection of architecture, technology, politics, and the public realm. In addition, he is currently the Director of IDEAS CITY at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York and a unit master at the Architectural Association in London. Grima was previously the Editor-in-chief of Domus magazine—the renowned magazine of contemporary architecture, design and art—and Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, in New York. He has curated or participated in exhibitions in numerous international venues including the Venice Architecture Biennale, Triennale di Milano, and Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of UrbanismArchitecture. He co-curated the inaugural Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012 and was recently the Co-Artistic Director of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial. Grima is a graduate of the Architectural Association School of Architecture.

Organisation: M+, West Kowloon Cultural District, Design Trust

About M+
M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and the international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

About the West Kowloon Cultural District
Located on Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, the West Kowloon Cultural District is one of the largest cultural projects in the world. Its vision is to create a vibrant new cultural quarter for Hong Kong. With a complex of theatres, performance spaces, and museums, the West Kowloon Cultural District will produce and host world-class exhibitions, performances, and cultural events, as well as provide twenty-three hectares of public open space, including a two-kilometer waterfront promenade.

About Design Trust
Design Trust was established in 2014 by Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, a registered charity in Hong Kong since 2007, as a grant-funding platform. Design Trust supports creative projects that develop expertise and build research initiatives and content related to Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. Working across a multiplicity of design disciplines, from graphics, media, and architecture to the built environment, Design Trust aims to actively accelerate creative research, design, and the development of meaningful projects that advocate for the positive role of design.